By Pauline Derry
For most, the idea of promoting all your possessions and traveling all around the region with just the enterprise of your pet dog appears out of touch with actuality. Having said that, this is furthest from the truth for Shannon Carlton.
As a resident of the Bloomingdale local community for 24 a long time, Carlton has designed a name for herself as a effective business enterprise operator, author and mother of two daughters.
All over a yr ago, Carlton understood that this chapter of her lifestyle was ending. When her youngest goes off to school, she will be an vacant nester. An working experience she has yet to navigate as she has been increasing kids for the very last 21 a long time.
As a person in good overall health, one and entire of wanderlust, Carlton has resolved to market every little thing, including her dwelling, and go on a yearlong road excursion across the country keeping in monthlong Airbnbs where by she will have the possibility to make new connections and dwell like the locals.
Beginning in August of this 12 months, Carlton will go up to Tallahassee to drop off her youngest at Florida State University. Soon after aiding her settle in, she will choose off for her experience.
Her to start with cease is Chattanooga, Tennessee and from there will journey up the Northeast to see the modifying leaves in the course of the drop and then shift toward the west during the winter season to with any luck , stay away from the snow.
“I’m closing one chapter of my lifetime to open up an additional which is usually challenging but I’m completely ready,” stated Carlton.
“It is heartbreaking but amazing,” she extra.
Whilst on the road, apart from immersing herself in nearby culture, checking out new towns and trying new things to do, Carlton will be working as a tiny business enterprise marketing consultant and starting a weblog about the places she is traveling to and the factors she’s executing.
Soon after her adventure ends, Carlton will be returning to the Sunshine Condition where she will stay in a handful of a lot more Airbnbs in the Tampa Bay region to see if it is in which she wishes to continue this subsequent chapter of her daily life.
To remain up to date with Carlton’s travels, take a look at her site at www.uprootedadventures.us.